2. What was your favorite pastime as a child? MY FAVORITE PASTTIME AS A CHILD WAS PLAYING WITH MY PAPER DOLLS AND MAKING CLOTHES FOR THEM. I ALSO LIKED TO PLAY WITH MY LITTLE DOLL HOUSE THAT I GOT ON CHRISTMAS. I WISH THAT I COULD FIND ONE LIKE IT. IT WAS MADE OUT OF METAL AND IT HAD LITTLE PLASTIC PEOPLE TO PLAY WITH. IT ALSO HAD PLASTIC FURNITURE. IT WAS A TWO STORY HOUSE WITH A PATIO ON THE BOTTOM FLOOR. I WAS SO PROUD OF IT. YOU KNOW THAT MY VERY PASTTIME WAS READING. I ALSO LOVED WALKING THE COUNTRY ROADS WITH MY FRIENDS AFTER I GOT IN HIGH SCHOOL.
3. I just started thinking about some of the stories you use to tell us when we were little. Like the time you got caught in the bobwire when you were going swimming, or had been swimming, was there a little dog with you too when that happened? You used to tell us that story a lot but now I can’t remember exactly how it went.
We used to go swimming in Granpa's pond all the time. One of my friends rented Grandpa's house from Aunt Pansy after he died. We walked from her house to the pond and when I went to step over the barb wire fence, the bird dog knocked it out of my hand and it cut my leg. We walked back to Betty Sue's house and she doctored it with metholate and did it burn. I think I still have the scar. We used to go swimming in that pond a lot. One of Nana's brothers threw me in when I was real small and someone had to jump in to save me. This pond was used a lot of baptizing. The folks at Lax from the black and white churches used it for their baptizing.
4. Tell me a special memory about each of your brothers. I'm going to go one at a time from oldest to youngest. Two of my most special memories of Andy is his red hair. Another special memory of him is when he bought me a new blue dress to wear to his graduation. His was solid navy blue with a little lace collar. He spent his money he had made in tobacco to buy it. I was nine years old. I thought it was exta special because it was store bought. Another special memory of him is when he would come home when he was in the Air Force and he would stay at home during the week-end. I would always let him have my room and I would sleep on the couch. He always used some kind of cologne that made my pillow smell so good. Another special memory of him is when he came home from Pueto Rica while he was in the Air Force he gave me a new bulova watch for my graduation gift. That was my nicest gift for graduation. My most special memory of him was his kind heart and his good natured ways. He was always nothing but the best. Another special memory of him was his ability to draw. He sent off for that class on drawing. He really was gifted. I can remember Daddy crying when he would come across something he had drawn. He had drawn on the walls of the old house that my Grandmother Kilgore lived in next to Nana. Yes, he was missed when he left home. Daddy cried a lot about him when he left. I wonder if Andy ever knew that. He used to hitch hike from Hunter Air Force Base when he came home on leave.